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Gastón Institute’s Speaker Series: Brazilian Economy by Ambassador Fernando de Mello Barreto

Picture of Fernando de Mello Barreto

The Brazilian Consul-General in Boston, Fernando de Mello Barreto, will talk about the Brazilian economy today: its structure, characteristics, and remarkable current growth. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Winston Langley will introduce him.

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Mello Barreto graduated from the University of São Paulo’s Law School in 1972, and obtained a master of laws from Columbia University in 1974. After practicing law in São Paulo and New York he worked in several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as the minister's chief of staff. He has had eight diplomatic postings to countries in North America, Europe, and the Pacific, and he has been consul-general in Boston since 2010.

This event is sponsored by the Gastón Institute and co-sponsored by the Office of International and Transnational Affairs.

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